It’s a hard-knock life on Broadway — the revival of Annie is set to close in January.
Producers said Thursday that the show will have its final performance on Jan. 5 at the Palace Theater. It will have played 487 performances and 38 previews. But a national tour is planned for the 2014-15 season.
Based on the beloved comic strip that debuted in 1924, Annie first opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for almost six years, fueled by songs including “Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”
The revival’s box office numbers were usually decent, without being fantastic. Last week, the show only pulled in half of its potential revenue — $720,823 from a possible $1,398,648. The show got only one Tony Award nomination, for Best Musical Revival. Jane Lynch played Miss Hannigan in the production for eight weeks, from May to July.